The Midnight Bargain

paperback, 384 pages

Published Dec. 7, 2021 by Erewhon.


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4 stars (5 reviews)

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Review of 'Midnight Bargain' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

*I received a free review copy in exchange for an honest review of this book. 

The Midnight Bargain is devastating and witty, full of carefully considered deals, social wrangling, friendship, sorcery, and romance. It's also acquainted with dread, with impending doom of a deeply personal kind, knowing that loved ones are shadows of all they could be.

I really like the dynamic between the MC and the non-POV major characters. She has different relationships with each of them, and in a book which is driver by conversation and socialization, that's really important. I love witty banter, tense interpersonal relationships, navigating social politics for material (and marital) stakes, it's done so well here. There's an absolutely devastating scene which revolves around flower arrangements... I'm in awe. This was a really fun book to read, I loved having strong characters with clashing motivations and often incompatible goals, all trying to get what …

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